FREE PRESS FP The publishers permit sharing of the e-paper's pdf on WhatsApp and other social media platforms - VOL. XXXIX NO. 103 | INDORE | MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 | PAGES 12 WWW.FREEPRESSJOURNAL.IN Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023; `3 QUALITY AT VALUE RNI No. 38281/83 WEATHER 29.60c. 21.10c EDITIONS: INDORE, BHOPAL, UJJAIN, MUMBAI, PUNE FOR 24X7 UPDATES EDIT DEFT DIPLOMACY IN SAMARKAND Sunrise : 06.14 Sunset : 06.28 HOW NEHA PRASAD IS BUILDING ON THE MASALEDAAR PERSONA OF PEPSICO’S KURKURE Pg-12 PFI case: NIA raids 40 places in T'gana, AP 4 PEOPLE detained NEW DELHI The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out searches at 40 locations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh against Popular Front of India (PFI) cadres and detained four persons. The agency conducted searches at 38 locations in Telangana (23 in Nizamabad, four in Hyderabad, seven in Jagityal, two in Nirmal, one each in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts) and at two locations News Brief Bajrang 1st Indian to win 4 medals at World C'ships BELGRADE: Ace grappler Bajrang Punia became the only Indian to claim four medals at the World Wrestling Championships by clinching a bronze in the current edition, here on Sunday. Bajrang, who won a bronze in last year’s Tokyo Olympics, eked out a close 11-9 win on points over Sebastian C Rivera of Puerto Rico in one of the the bronze medal bouts. 27 killed, 20 hurt in China accident BEIJING : Twenty-seven people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus turned on its side in China's Guizhou Province early Sunday morning. The bus with 47 people on board was running on a highway section in Sandu Shui Autonomous County when the accident happened, Xinhua news agecy reported quoting the county's public security bureau. Direct tax kitty grows to Rs 8.36 L cr NEW DELHI : Gross direct tax collections grew 30 per cent to Rs 8.36 lakh crore till September 17 of current fiscal year on higher advance tax mop-up buoyed by the economic revival post pandemic, the finance ministry said on Sunday. After adjusting for refunds amounting to Rs 1.35 lakh crore, net direct tax kitty grew 23 per cent to Rs 7 lakh crore. Gross collection of direct taxes for 2022-23 stands at Rs 8,36,225 crore compared to Rs 6,42,287 crore in the year-ago period, registering a growth of 30 per cent, the ministry said in a statement. EC team visits Guj for poll preps NEW DELHI: A team of officers from the Election Commission visited Ahmedabad to take stock of the preparedness for the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. The tenure of the Gujarat Assembly will end on February 23, 2023 and the poll authority can hold elections anytime within six months of the expiry of the five-year term of any House. in Andhra Pradesh (one each in Kurnool and Nellore districts) in the case relating to Abdul Khader of Nizamabad district in Telangana and 26 other persons. In these raids being conducted since Sunday morning, the NIA said, it has seized incriminating materials, including digital devices, documents, two daggers and cash Rs 8,31,500. "Four persons have been detained for questioning," said the anti-terror agency . As per NIA, the accused were "organizing camps for imparting training to commit terrorist acts and to promote enmity between different groups on the basis of religion". During investigations by the Nizamabad Police Station in Telangana, four ac- cused namely, Abdul Kader, Sheikh Sahadulla, Md Imran and Md Abdul Mobin were arrested by Telangana Police. Later, the case was re-registered by the NIA on August 26. One Abdul Khadar, 52, a resident of Autonagar, Nizamabad, along with 26 persons were accused in the NIA FIR which mentions that they alongwith others conspired to wage war against the Government of India. "In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy they recruit, ed the members of Popular Front of India (PFI), organ- Firestorm over Chandigarh videos PROTESTS erupt on varsity campus CM ORDERS probe GIRL STUDENT among 2 arrested RAJESH MOUDGIL Chandigarh MMS videos, reports of suicide attempts, comments from politicians from two states: Protests rocked the campus of a private university in Mohali, Punjab, on Saturday night over allegations that a female student had recorded “objectionable videos” of her hostel-mates and sent them to her boyfriend – who in turn had uploaded them on social media. After a preliminary investigation, police arrested the student, while her boyfriend was held in Shimla. Punjab Additional Director General of Police, Gurpreet Deo, who reached the Chandigarh University campus to take stock of the situation after the protests, said that the student had appeared to have shared a video of herself. Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohali, Vivek Sheel Soni, said the accused student was shooting a video in the bathroom, and her hostel-mates thought she was filming them. As lurid rumours swirled and a media storm erupted, university authorities rejected as “false and baseless” reports that several videos were made and leaked on social media and distraught students had attempted suicide after the episode. However, a fresh protest was held on the campus on Sunday evening by a large number of students, including males, with many accusing the authorities of “suppressing facts” related to the videos and “suicide attempt” by a student. Most of the protesters were dressed in black clothes and chanted “we want justice” in the presence of police. Tension prevailed on the campus as protesting students confronted university and police authorities, questioning why the university had on Sunday evening declared September 19 and 20 as “non-teaching days” if nothing had happened on the campus. CONTD. ON P6 Murmu offers tribute to Queen ahead of funeral LONDON President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday visited Westminster Hall in London, where the body of Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state, and offered tributes to the late British monarch on behalf of the Indian government and the people of India. “The President offered tributes to the departed soul on her own behalf and on behalf of the people of India,” Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted along with a video clip of the President at the Hall within the House of Parliament complex. This photo shows firefighters in search of trapped victims in a collapsed building following an earthquake in Yuli township in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, on Sunday RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN LS, ASSEMBLIES Mentality of N India, Parl still not conducive for it: Pawar PUNE : NCP president Sharad Pawar has said the "mentality" of north India and Parliament seems not conducive yet to giving reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies. The former Union minister made the remarks on Saturday at a programme organised by the Pune Doctors' Association where he and his daughter and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule were interviewed. He was replying to a question on the Women's Reservation Bill, which aims to reserve 33 per cent seats in the Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women which is yet to be passed, and whether this shows the country is still not mentally ready to accept the women leadership. Pawar said he had been speaking on this issue in Parliament since he was a Congress Lok Sabha member. "The 'mansikta' (mentality) of Parliament, especially of north India, has not been conducive (on this issue). I can recall that when I was the Congress Lok Sabha member, I used to talk about the issue of reservation for women in Parliament. Once after completing my speech, I turned back and saw that majority of MPs from my party got up and left. This means even for people from my party it was not digestible," he , said. CONTD. ON P6 NBW issued against Swami Chinmayanand SHAHJAHANPUR: A nonbailable warrant (NBW) has been issued against former union minister Swami Chinmayanand, for not appearing in a pending rape case against him before the court of the ACJM in Shahjahanpur. The case was filed in 2011 and a charge sheet was subsequently filed in the court in October 2012. Trial proceedings thereafter could not start following the Allahabad high court's stay order. In 2018, the Yogi government decided to withdraw the case against Chinmayanand and filed an application before the court of chief judicial magistrate under section 321 of CrPC. The application was rejected by the CJM after the rape survivor filed an "objection." ised camps for imparting training for committing terrorist acts. They formed an unlawful assembly and promoted enmity between different groups on the basis of religion and were involved in activities disrupting sovereignty and territorial integrity of India," the FIR mentions. The case was earlier registered by Nizamabad PS in Telangana under various sections of the IPC and UAPA against Khader and others relating to some antinational activities in a house located at Auto Nagar near Osmania Masjid, Nizamabad. CONTD. ON P6 No objection to survey of madarsas by UP govt, says Jamiat's Madani SAHARANPUR Soon after the convention of madarsas of Uttar Pradesh is underway in Darul Uloom, Deoband, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani on Sunday said there is no objection from the madrassas on the issue of the survey of unrecognized madarsas by the state government. "There is no opposition among us regarding the survey We have instructed the . Ulemas to give correct answers to whatever questions are asked to them and people should cooperate fully in the survey Madani said. ," He said the madarsas are instructed to keep their rules and account correct and conduct audits from time to time. Madani said that the madarsas will not take help from the government for day-to-day religious affairs adding that the government can help in building schools and colleges. "There is no anger in the Muslim society about the survey. We run madarsas with the donations of Muslims. The account is open. Anyone can check if there are atrocities against children in any madrassa. If something is found then, shut it down," Madani said. Madani said if a madrasa is on the land of the government, then the government has the right to demolish it, but "if the madrasa is on its own land, then we are against it." 'Strong, independent justice system safest guarantee to bolster democratic values' Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar during a function to commemorate martyrdom day of freedom fighters Raja Shankar Shah and Raghunath Shah in Jabalpur . Also seen Governor Mangubhai Patel and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan JABALPUR Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said a strong, fair, and independent justice system is the safest guarantee to the flourishing of democratic values. Speaking at the "1st Justice JS Verma Memorial Lecture" here in Madhya Pradesh, the vice president said all in the country need to realise that nobody is above the law. "Spinally strong, fair and independent justice system is the safest guarantee to the blossoming and flourishing of democratic values," the vice president is quoted as saying in an official release. Dhankhar said all in the country need to realise that nobody is above the law and that the people in authority and high positions need to take cognizance of this in a larger public in- CONG'S RAHUL DILEMMA: State units mount pressure on him to take charge NEW DELHI : With the notification of the Congress president polls just days away, Gandhi family loyalists and state units have stepped up efforts to mount pressure on Rahul Gandhi to take the party's reins amid indications that he was unlikely to change his earlier stance of not being AICC chief. The Congress units in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the only two states where the party is in government on its own, have passed resolutions that Gandhi be made the party's president. Also, the Gujarat Congress on Sunday demanded that Rahul be made the party's national president. This comes days after the party said the Pradesh Congress Committee delegates would pass resolutions authorising the incoming Congress president to appoint state chiefs and AICC delegates. On Sunday, while passing the resolution authorising the incom- Guj unit wants RaGa to take over reins The Gujarat unit of the Congress on Sunday urged the party's national leadership to make Rahul Gandhi the president of the grand old party. The demand was made close on the heels of the Congress units in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the only two states where the party is in government on its own, passing resolutions that Rahul Gandhi be made the party head. ing Congress president to appoint state chiefs and AICC delegates, the Chhattisgarh PCC also passed a resolution that Rahul Gandhi be made the party president. CONTD. ON P6 terest and to enhance the democratic ecosystem. The late JS Verma served as the 27th Chief Justice of India from March 25, 1997, to January 18, 1998. "Late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma will always be best remembered for path-breaking judgments and ideas that have empowered citizens and enabled the government to overhaul institutions for the larger welfare of the people," the VP said. Justice Verma also served as the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court from 1986 to 1989, when he (Dhankhar) was the president of the Bar Association and also a member of the Bar Council. His tenure was marked by the uplift of the judicial ecosystem and to enhance the transparency and accountability, the vice president said. CONTD. ON P6 Will lend my car if anybody wants to leave Congress for BJP: Kamal Nath BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party would not stop anyone from quitting and that he would lend his car if any member wanted to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nath's comment came amid the exodus from Congress and four days after eight MLAs of the Grand Old Party from Goa switched allegiance to BJP. “What are you thinking? Congress will finish? You are saying some people want to join the BJP. Whoever wants to join the BJP can go. We don't want to stop anyone,” the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister told reporters when asked about the exodus from Congress. “If they (Congress leaders and officerbearers) want to go …. see their future and their thoughts gel with BJP.....I would lend them my motor (car) to go and join BJP,” the Congress veteran said. Nath said he didn't believe in placating anyone. “People in Congress are working with dedication. There is no pressure on them from the party,” said the 75-year-old leader, a former MP and a longtime Gandhi family loyalist. CONTD. ON P6 Had emphasised seat belt use days before Mistry's fatal road accident: Sachin INDORE Union Minister for WCD Smriti Irani during a function on a book on Modi titled 'Modi @ 20', at Gyan Bhawan in Patna, on Sunday Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday recalled his interview advocating the wearing of seat belts as the best measure of protection, days before former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed in a car crash near Mumbai. He also welcomed the Centre's insistence on compliance with the provision which makes it mandatory for all passengers in a car to put on seat belts. As per the prima facie investigation, Mistry and Pandole who were in the back seats of the car had not strapped the belts at the time of the accident. "It is very unfortunate that Mistry lost his life in the accident. It is a coincidence that two-and-ahalf weeks before his death, I had said in an interview that wearing of seat belt was the best and unmatched safeguard when I was asked to list safety measures as per their priority Tendulkar told ," a group of select reporters here. He said the government's emphasis on the mandatory wear- ing of seat belts by passengers in front as well as rear seats of a car was a "good and necessary step", and he welcomes it. "Usually many times , people are seen travelling without putting on seat belts. I drive a lot. The moment I get into a car, I tuck in my seat belt, if I don't do that I feel I lack something," he added. Tendulkar will lead the India Legends team against New Zealand Legends in the T-20 clash on Monday under the Road Safety World Series Tournament at the Holkar Stadium here. "I always ask fellow players that when we go on the ground to play, we should remember that spectators have expectations from us. There is no guarantee that we will excel all the time but we should guarantee that we should strive and try hard to demonstrate extraordinary skills," Tendulkar added. The Mumbai-based cricket icon said he will walk with willow for the first time at Holkar stadium on Monday but he has a lot of memories associated with Indore. Going down memory lane, Tendulkar said he cannot forget the moment he, Saurav Ganguly, and others had joined a training camp for players under 13 years in Indore. "I remember batting great Mushtaq Ali had made us bowl during a practice session and later batted for some time. Later on, I had the privilege to dine with him," he recalled. He said Indore has set an example by remaining the cleanest city for five consecutive years. Nominated as Swachhata Ambassador in 2014, Tendulkar said, "India is our motherland. If a citizen takes the responsibility to keep just 50 sq feet of place clean, the whole country would become clean".